• Purposeful
    Corporate initiatives that offer single dimension solutions are seldom of benefit. We work with leaders and managers to help them link all functions, big or small, with their organisation’s deeper purpose.
  • Be
    Maintaining relevance in the world is a significant challenge. Ultimately, the role an organisation plays in society validates their license to operate.
  • Turning good
    into better
    At Pulse we are bound together to create a meaningful difference. A misunderstood brand that needs help, a product or technology that will make for a better world or simply something that appeals to our personal interests.
We are a
multi-disciplinary agency
Encompassing employee engagement, corporate communication and design.

We help clients create businesses that are guided by purpose and principles.

Artraker 2016 Awards – call for entries

The international Artraker 2016 Awards call for submissions is now open! For the past three years Pulse has partnered with this extraordinary organisation, which gives voice to conflict artists from around the world. This year’s three Artraker Award categories, open to all artistic disciplines, are for: “Challenging the Narrative“, “Healing the Void” and “Imagine Peace!”. Details available here

Community through understanding

By developing communications that create a synergy with your audience, they become your community and you become increasingly relevant. Strategy has little value without community support.

Can we meet the needs of the present without compromising the future?

Our latest project, a six-month exhibition, uses the concept of exploration ‘behind food sustainability’ to showcase the people, places and traditions making a difference. The exhibition, based in Venice, will also travel to various European locations in 2015, including Expo 2015 in Milan.

The Invisible Store of Happiness

Designer Sebastian Cox and sculptor Laura Ellen’s collaboration, The Invisible Store of Happiness, is a unique experiment between a furniture maker and an artist to challenge the versatility and properties of two exceptional hardwoods, American maple and cherry.

Kitabna, The Starling’s Visit

The Starling’s Visit has been created specifically for the persecuted Yazidi refugees in northern Iraq. Through an initial introduction by Pulse, the Kitabna project has successfully received funding from AMAR, who will be distributing these books to Yazidi children. Available in English, Arabic and Kurdish, the story promotes social cohesion and psychosocial support.

Practical ideas

Our collective experience (across design, PR, strategy and culture) is focused on supporting your operations and your communications management. Delivering practical ideas at the front-line, in the UK and internationally.

Brands with substance

We are a multi-disciplinary agency encompassing employee engagement, corporate communication and design.

We help clients create businesses that are guided by purpose and principles.

User Voice

The Social Business Trust charity has announced its latest investment in User Voice  – a social enterprise that gives a voice to people in prison and on probation, and aims to increase their chance of successful rehabilitation. Simon Milton has been a long-standing trustee of the charity, which to date has changed and improved the lives of 750,000 people.

We met as strangers

A year-long photography project by our very own resident photographer and admin guru, Michael Chapman, is now complete. Michael set out to photograph 100 strangers who volunteered to meet him via the social media network, Twitter. The Guardian recently featured Michael’s ‘We met as strangers’ project and showcased examples of his photography, which can be found here

Supporting Change

Change can feel destabilising. It requires leadership dedication. For change to be successful, people need to be supported and encouraged to see and feel its relevance and how it benefits. We pay a lot of attention to getting this right.

Philosophy, not processes

We ‘go with the grain’ of how our clients work. We don’t impose processes – but we will hold a philosophy about what we feel is important and align ourselves to what our clients are striving to achieve.

 Underpinning it all is about helping to build a purposeful corporate brand.

Everybody wants a purposeful brand

Simon Milton suggests on our Pulse Thinking blog a future where the best of the ‘for profit’ and ‘not for profit’ worlds merge together as social businesses.


Latest Thinking

Check out the Pulse thinking blog where we look at purpose, branding and communications in more depth


Riding the belt

Glencore, charged our friends at Envision with creating a safety engagement campaign on the fatal hazards of riding illegally on conveyor belts. Based on a devastating incident, Envision filmed surviving mineworkers re-enacting the events, while also revealing their thoughts and feelings about the experience. The campaign won the Cannes 2015 Gold Award and is proving effective in changing attitudes.

A Purposeful Branding Masterclass

The new Basra Museum

The new Basra Museum opened its doors, celebrating 2,300 years of Iraqi history. We were introduced to the Museum through our work with Rumaila and a UK based charity, Friends of Basra Museum. The artifacts on display had been kept in safekeeping during difficult times over the last 30 years. The museum is a call for the spread of culture, dialogue, and forgiveness and we’re proud to have contributed in a small way towards such a worthy cause.

Relevance, looking beyond business performance

Maintaining relevance in the world is a considerable challenge. Our work has largely involved helping clients deepen their connection with their audiences. We are interested in the role an organisation needs to play in society to create a long-term license to operate. This comes from building shared value – often difficult to sustain, particularly when trading conditions are tough.

Simon Milton hosts workshop at Sustainable Brands London

Using Pulse’s 12 Principles of Purposeful Branding as a guide, Simon will lead a workshop on understanding the practical realities of creating a purpose-led organisation.

Sustainable Brands will be taking place in London from 16-18 November 2015.

What are the practical realities of creating a purpose-led organisation?

In the latest Pulse Thinking blog Simon Milton reveals Pulse’s 12 principles of purposeful branding and helps to stimulate thinking on how paying attention to these principles can help you and your organisation move to a more purpose-led future.


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What we do

Brand Strategy
Corporate Communication
Corporate Culture

Employee Engagement
Leadership Coaching
Leadership Visioning
Public Relations
Visual Identities

Latest Thinking

Check out the Pulse thinking blog where we look at purpose, branding and communications in more depth


Effective Communications

Pulse has achieved the PRCA Communications Management Standard – the gold standard of service for the PR industry